One dead in Te Rapa crash

Last updated 18:27 30/12/2013

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One person has died in a collision between a bus and car in Te Rapa this afternoon, and police have warned motorists to avoid the area.

Emergency services were called to the four-way intersection of Te Rapa Road, Victoria Street, Ulster Street, and Forest Lake Road around 4.40pm.

The female driver of the car died, and a male passenger was taken to Waikato Hospital with moderate injuries. 

Nobody on the bus was injured. The driver is being interviewed by Police.

Diversions are in place around the affected areas - Te Rapa Road and Beerescourt Road, and Victoria Street and Maeroa Road - and police ask motorists to take an alternative route.

The Police Serious Crash and Commercial Vehicle Investigation Units are investigating the crash.

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